TOPPS TRY-UMPH OF THE MONTH
Voting is now closed for April's Try-umph of the Month. The winner will be announced on the Leicester Tigers website soon!
See the nominations below:
Anthony Watson v Leinster Rugby (Heineken Champions Cup)
Not content with the trip over to Dublin itself, the wing decided to take flight for an acrobatic finish to Tigers’ first try of this Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final. With Dan Cole and Hanro Liebenberg setting the table with hard carries, Jack van Poortvliet spotted Watson with an inch of space and fired the ball wide with a miss-pass, allowing the England international to dive over.
Chris Ashton (100th Try) v Exeter Chiefs (Gallagher Premiership)
The right man at the right moment, this was an unforgettable score. This try begins with flair from a most unexpected source, as Julián Montoya sells a huge dummy, looking to pop the ball back only to turn and make a strong five metres. Van Poortvliet then sends Kelly crashing in before a miss-pass to. Pollard frees space wide. The fly-half executes the two-on-one to perfection going wide to, who else, Chris Ashton, the wing touching down for his 100th try in Premiership Rugby.
Phil Cokanasiga v Northampton Saints (Additional Fixture)
A real showcase for the squad, this slick move involves a host of names. It all starts with the returning Nic Dolly, who made his first start for the club in over a year, the hooker taking the ball right to the gain line before flicking it back to Atkinson. The fly-half, sensing a rush defence pulls it back immediately to centre Joe Woodward, who cannily dummies the pass to Cokanasiga to open up space in behind for a grubber through, which the centre duly collects and dots down.